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The Lending Cupboard is filling up and staffers are seeking to sell surplus medical equipment


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We at the Lending Cupboard are always very grateful for the tremendous community support we receive from residents across the Central Alberta region.

That support has led to an unusual situation – we actually have too much stock at our facility these days. To that end, we are featuring several valuable pieces of medical equipment for sale.

The purpose is two-fold – to decrease our current inventory and make way for all kinds of items that our community truly needs, but also to provide important and much-needed devices at extremely reasonable rates.

Examples of items for sale run the gamut from bath stools ($29.50 including GST), bath transfer benches ($84 including GST) and various walkers/rollators ($36.75 including GST).

“First of all, we always want the community to know that loans of equipment will always continue – people will always be able to borrow equipment when they need it,” explained Dawna Morey, executive director of The Lending Cupboard. “Our primary goal is to remove barriers to receiving that equipment.

“In the meantime, we have also found ourselves overstocked – as a result of excess equipment that has come back to us through either generous donations from the community or perhaps because of loved ones who have passed on.

“We also understand that there are people who need equipment over the longer term. They may need it for more than six months, or for more than a year. So we would like to make that equipment available to them on a permanent basis by offering them the ability to purchase it at a reduced cost,” she said.

“Prices have been set at a fair market value, and information about that can be obtained through our office.”

For inquiries, please feel free to reach out to us.

Dawna Morey – Executive Director

Phone: 403-356-1678 ext. 202

Email: [email protected]

Mark Weber – Marketing/Communications Coordinator

Phone: 403-356-1678 ext. 206

Email: [email protected]



The Laft Hus celebrates 35 years in Red Deer

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The Laft Hus is a replica of an 18th-century farmhouse in the Numedal district in Norway. It was created through the efforts of volunteers, and it officially opened to the public in 1987.

The museum contains many old artifacts and examples of Norwegian arts and crafts and a small butikk of Norwegian items and the house itself is of note due to its traditional sod roof.

The museum and gift shop are open to visitors every day (except Mondays) from June 1 through to August 31, 9:00 am to 3 pm. For the remainder of the year, the Norwegian Laft Hus is open each Wednesday when a group of ladies meet to work on Norwegian arts and crafts.

This year, the Laft Hus celebrates its 35th year in Red Deer. The annual festival will take place on June 18, 2022 and will have many activities, entertainment, Norwegian food and vendors for the visitors to enjoy. Help us celebrate!

For more information, visit their website.

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Children’s Fest is back in the park in 2022!

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Groups and organizations come together to host the 16th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival

Never Grow Up!

After 2 years of re-imagined festivals we are excited to be hosting the 16 th Annual Central Alberta Children’s Festival back in the park. This family-friendly event is held over two days the first weekend of June. The festival is an opportunity for children and their families to get first-hand knowledge and exposure to the arts, to allow their creativity and imaginations to blossom.

June 3rd and 4th Rotary Recreation Park 4501 47A Ave, Red Deer will come to life with music, dancing, children running and laughing enjoying tons of interactive fun!

The community planning committee has been busy putting together a great two days that will enchant and engage children of all ages. With support from various community partners, the festival brings affordable, culturally diverse, and exciting entertainment through featured artists and interactive fun. We strive to allow families to actively engage in learning and playtime by fostering their imagination and creativity. From dancing, ultimate fort building, Laser Chase, Imaginate where you will learn from local artists, glitter tattoos, and performances this children’s festival has it all.

Live shows include:

 Beppie a JUNO nominated recording artist and an award winning music educator based out of Edmonton,

 LANCE CARDINAL ᐊᐧᒐᐢᐠ First Nations artist, designer, and entrepreneur. Lance recently began a new role as Indigenous consultant and designer for the Edmonton Oilers, writing the new pre-game land acknowledgement video and designing the new Turtle Island Logo.

 The Joe Show – Start with a little magic. Add some breathtaking illusions. Stir in appearances from an amazing collection of animal friends with ventriloquism, Sprinkle in a healthy dose of jokes, laughter and fun, and you have the recipe for an amazing show known as the Joe Show

With our admission fee of only $7 per person, or $25 per family or anytime pass $40.00 for a family, every family can enjoy the world-class entertainment and all activities. Included with the admission, families will also have access to free
snacks and water (bring a bottle!), The Central Alberta Children’s Festival welcomes kids ages 0 – 99!

For more information on the festival visit

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